Erwadi Dargah - Tamilnadu

Erwadi Dargah

Erwadi Dargah is a famous Islamic shrine located in Erwadi town in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. It is considered one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Muslims in South India. Erwadi Dargah is famous for its annual 'Urs' festival, which commemorates the death anniversary of Hazrat Sultan Syed Ibrahim Shaheed Badusha. During this time, people go to the Dargah in large numbers to pay their respects and seek blessings. The festival is celebrated with various rituals, prayers, ceremonies and cultural programs. The main attraction in this mosque is the tomb of Qutb-us-Sultan Syed Ibrahim Badshah Shaheed, who is believed to have spiritual power and bring blessings to believers. The architecture of the Dargah is another reason to visit Erwadi Dargah as it shows a blend of Islamic and Dravidian styles.

History of Erwadi Dargah

According to legend, the imam of Erwadi dargah, Mevlevi Seyyad Ismail Siraji, Seyyad Ali Sultan came to India in 530 during Hijri. “When he reached Erwadi it was under the rule of Sethupathi maharaja, the king of Madurai. The king was pleased by the good deeds and miraculous powers possessed by Seyyad Ali Sultan, the king offered him 6000 acres of land as a token of appreciation where Seyyad Ali Sultan built Erwadi Dargah.

Speciality of Erwadi Dargah

One of the astounding speciality of Erwadi mosque is that, the main shrine of the Dargah is built nu mixing the soil of Medina that makes this mosque as the holiest Islamic place in Tamil Nadu.

Visiting time in Erwadi Dargah

Open 24/7

Dress code in Erwadi Dargah

Wear clothes that cover the upper body entirely and your legs below knees.

Nearby sightseeing place in Erwadi Dargah

Kilakarai Light house, Valinokkam beach, Ramanathapuram palace, Ramalinga vilasam palace, Puduvalasai beach.

How to reach Erwadi Dargah?

By Air – Madurai airport is the nearest to reach Erwadi Dargah covering 134 km
By Train- Ramanathapuram has a railway station is the nearest junction to reach Erwadi Dargah covering 27 km.
By Road- Ramanathapuram is well connected to all the roadways in Tamil Nadu through NH 32, NH 87 and NH 49